The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas

Austin is full of things to do, whether it’s culture, adventure, gastronomy or music that you’re after. But I made a discovery of a different nature that it’s imperative you visit during your stay. Its name, The Corner Shoppe, doesn’t give much away – but it certainly does stay true to the saying “Keep Austin weird“!
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
The Corner Shoppe is a bit of a drive out of central Austin, but there’s plenty of space to park when you arrive. So what does this shop sell exactly? It’s a huge warehouse packed, quite literally, to the rafters with animals. Taxidermied animals!
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
You name it, they’ve got it. Buffalo bison, polar bears, grizzly bears, giraffes, meerkats, deer, gazelles, lions, pigs, hippos, swordfish…
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
It’s all authentic, and the sheer breadth of range and depth of stock is mind-blowing – and in some cases, downright ludicrous… There are raccoons in canoes and armadillos drinking beer…
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
There are also a great number of fictional jackalopes – these were my fave.
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
Out the back is a yard with more! Hundreds of antlers to mount on the wall, and containers full of bone and horn in every size and shape imaginable.
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
The staff are super knowledgeable and so passionate about their products – they were more than happy to give us a full explanation of the taxidermying process and details of the industry.
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
If you’re after a true Texan holiday memento, you can’t get much more authentic than a pair of longhorns (for around $300)!
The Corner Shoppe: A must-visit when in Austin, Texas - a mind-boggling selection of taxidermy that would rival any zoo! | Recommended by HYHOI.com | Have You Heard Of It? travel recommendations
The Corner Shoppe
8425 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757